There are a small number of different snakes on the island and three of them are venomous – the Montpellier snake, the Cat snake and the Blunt Nose viper. These are well camouflaged on and in the rocks. You probably won’t see any of them, but if you do, leave them alone. You may see other, longer black snakes (Whipsnakes) which can look a little scary, but these are harmless. All snakes would rather slide away than confront a human so you really don’t need to worry about them. However, it is not a good idea to go rummaging around in bushes, especially on the golf course, as you may scare them and that is very unwise.

(Recommended reading – Snakes of Cyprus by Hans-Jorg Wiedl)